Do you have a hobby or skill that people find surprising about you?
In my acting days, I worked on the side as a children’s entertainer and became quite good at balloon modelling, basic magic and even face-painting. Aside from that, I have been playing drums since I was 13 years old and it is a huge passion in my life – I am currently restoring a vintage snare drum as a side project.
What is the one thing you consider yourself to be really good at – big or small?
I like to consider myself a good improviser and able to think on my feet. There have been times in my career when I have had to make quick decisions to reach a goal. Sometimes this means using whatever you have to hand and making it work, quickly finding solutions.
Which friend or relative did you catch up with in the flesh first once lockdown restrictions began to lift and where did you meet?
As the majority of my family live outside London, the first person I met up with was my band mate Alex at a studio we use in North London. We got together for a band rehearsal (the first proper one in more than eight months) and had a great evening running through new material and ideas.
I am also waiting to be allowed to see my nan, who is currently in care. Once restrictions ease I shall be heading back to Norwich to see her.
Which delayed gig, show or event did you book and are excited for as soon as it can happen?
2020 was the year a few close friends were due to get married, so I am really looking forward to when they are rescheduled and we can all attend. We had also booked a tour with the band that had to be cancelled, so fingers crossed this can happen at the end of this year, or early in 2022.
If money was no object, describe the first trip you will take once overseas travel is allowed.
Years ago I remember watching ‘The Motorcycle Diaries’ so I would try to recreate that – travelling across South America, all the way from Buenos Aires to Mexico. If that is not possible, I will take a beach in Bali.